VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)


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Course Description:

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware
NSX-T™ Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the
NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical switching, logical routing, networking and
security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and more.
Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and
concepts presented in the course.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
• Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
• Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
• Configure layer 2 logical switching and bridging
• Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure gateways
• Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
• Configure Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
• Explain advanced security enforcement with URL analysis, IDS, and partner service insertion
• Integrate VMware Identity ManagerTM or LDAP with NSX-T Data Center and configure role-based access control
• Describe NSX-T Data Center Federation use-cases and architecture for switching, routing, and security.

Course Modules

1 Course Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

2 VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX-T Data
• Introduce VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network vision
• Discuss NSX-T Data Center solutions, use cases,
and benefits
• Explain NSX-T Data Center architecture and
• Describe VMware NSX® product portfolio and
• Explain the management, control, data, and
consumption planes and function

3 Deployment Preparing the NSX-T Data Center
• Describe NSX Management Cluster
• Deploy VMware NSX® Manager™ nodes on
VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors
• Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
• Explain data-plane components such as N-VDS,
transport nodes, transport zones, profiles, and
• Perform transport node preparation and establish
the data center infrastructure
• Verify transport node status and connectivity

4 NSX-T Data Center Logical Switching
• Introduce key components and terminology in
logical switching
• Describe the function and types of L2 segments
• Explain tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
• Configure logical segments and attach hosts using
NSX Manager UI
• Describe the function and types of segment profiles
• Create segment profiles and apply them to
segments and ports
• Explain the function of MAC, ARP, and TEP tables
used in packet forwarding
• Demonstrate L2 unicast packet flow
• Explain ARP suppression and BUM traffic handling

5 NSX-T Data Center Logical Routing
• Describe the logical routing function and use cases
• Introduce the two-tier routing architecture,
topologies, and components
• Explain the Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
• Describe the logical router components: Service
Router and Distributed Router
• Discuss the architecture and function of VMware
NSX® Edge™ nodes
• Discuss deployment options of NSX Edge nodes
• Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge
• Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways
• Examine the single-tier and multitier packet flow
• Configure static routing and dynamic routing
• Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
• Describe NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and
failback modes

6 NSX-T Data Center Bridging
• Describe the function of logical bridging
• Discuss the logical bridging use cases
• Compare routing and bridging solutions
• Explain the components of logical bridging
• Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles

7 NSX-T Data Center Security
• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center security approach
and model
• Describe the micro-segmentation benefits and use
• Describe the Distributed Firewall architecture,
components, and function
• Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
• Describe the Gateway Firewall architecture,
components, and function
• Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules
• Describe URL analysis and distributed intrusion
system importance and use-cases.
• Describe the service insertion functionality for eastwest and north-south security
• Discuss the integration and benefits of partner
security solutions with NSX-T Data Center

8 NSX-T Data Center Services
• Describe NSX-T Data Center services
• Explain and configure Network Address Translation
(NAT) and NAT 64
• Explain and configure DNS and DHCP services
• Describe the load-balancing function, topologies,
components, and use cases
• Configure L4-L7 load balancing
• Discuss the IPSec VPN and L2 VPN function and
use cases
• Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX
Manager UI

9 NSX-T Data Center Monitoring
• Explain the importance and functionality of VMware
NSX® Intelligence™
• Navigate through the NSX Topology UI and identify
the various key elements in the UI
• Discuss the importance and use-cases of alarms
and events

10 NSX-T Data Center User and Role Management
• Describe the function and benefits of VMware
Identity Manager in NSX-T Data Center
• Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX-T
Data Center
• Integrate LDAP with NSX-T Data Center
• Identify the various types of users, authentication
policies, and permissions
• Use role-based access control to restrict user
• Explain the built-in roles in VMware Identity
Manager and role assignment to users

11 NSX-T Data Center Federation
• Introduce the NSX-T Data Center Federation key
concepts, terminology, and use-cases.
• Explain the onboarding process of NSX-T Data
Center Federation
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation
switching and routing functions.
• Describe the NSX-T Data Center Federation
security concepts and routing functions

Product Alignment

Product Alignment

• NSX-T Data Center 3.0

Target Audience

• Experienced system administrators or network administrators


Good understanding of TCP/IP services and network security and working experience with firewalls
• Working experience with enterprise switching and routing
Solid understanding of concepts presented in the following courses:
• VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals
• VMware Introduction to Network Virtualization with NSX
• VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals


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